night-blooming cereus(redirected from night-blooming cereuses)
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night-blooming cereus:see cactuscactus,
any plant of the family Cactaceae, a large group of succulents found almost entirely in the New World. A cactus plant is conspicuous for its fleshy green stem, which performs the functions of leaves (commonly insignificant or absent), and for the spines (not always
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symbol of fading loveliness; blooms briefly. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]